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PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018

June 13, 2018 | Online

The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018 is the fusion of two prior events, the Internet Systems & Technologies Symposium, and the Talent Management Conference. The new event focuses on the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management discipline and careers. Participants will better understand how emerging technologies affect their career and skills progression, as well as the evolving needs of hiring managers as they seek out top project management talent.

PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2017

June 14, 2017 | Online

Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. • Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk • Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow • Earn 6 PDUs • Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.

PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2016 (On Demand)

June 30, 2016 | Online

Overwhelmed by how technology is transforming project management? Looking to increase your productivity and learn new tech tools but don't know where to begin? No matter what your focus—medical, manufacturing, product design or otherwise—this virtual day of learning will deliver years of enduring value, with exclusive insights on how project managers are using new technologies.

Upcoming Webinars

October 2018 Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management: Simple, Effective Techniques That Deliver Business Value

Dec 5, 2018 2:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Closing Q&A webinar for October 2018 Book Club on The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management: Simple, Effective Techniques That Deliver Business Value by Lynda Carter. About the book: The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management provides simple, effective techniques in a way that encourages collaborative conversations with key resources and delivers business value. Book highlights include: 1. Foundational techniques - the value they provide and the questions they help answer 2. Role and responsibility clarity for key project players across the life of a project 3. Explanation of project management deliverables - their purpose, content and tips on how to create them 4. Recommendations for collaborative planning workshops 5. Answers to common questions about applying project management techniques

On-demand Webinars

June 2018 Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - Practitioner's Guide to Program Management

by Tolitha Lewis, Irene Didinsky
August 10, 2018 | 61:34 | Views: 2,883 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.28 / 5

Programs serve as a crucial link between strategy and the execution of business results and organizations implement them to achieve strategic goals. Although the practice of program management has evolved in lockstep with the project management profession, the root causes of program failure remain. In this step-by-step guide, Irene Didinsky offers a standardized approach to program management, closing the knowledge gaps and variations that currently exist across organizations and industries.

Common Pitfalls in Project Management That Technology Has Not Answered

by Al Chen
July 31, 2018 | 59:36 | Views: 6,405 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.89 / 5

Project management has evolved over the last 20 years. The tools project managers have allow for real-time collaboration and communication, but what are the common pitfalls that are still present today from 20 years ago? Despite new technology, issues relating to people and processes will always be present. How can project managers account for these issues given the tools they have at their disposal?

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Project Kickoff Worksheet

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by Andy Jordan

The project kickoff is one of the most critical activities on the project. This worksheet is intended to assist the project manager in preparing for the kickoff so that the meeting is as effective and efficient as possible.

Project Roles and Responsibilities Template

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by Kristine Villalon

This template provides a solid basis to help project managers define project roles and responsibilities. It can be easily tailored and aligned for projects of all sizes.

Meeting Template Package

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by Elok Robert Tee

This package contains templates and a checklist that can be used for project management meetings: an Attendance List, Assigned Task List, Status List, AOB (Any Other Business) Items for Chairperson (Out of Agenda), Documents Circulated or Received List, and a Meeting Checklist. You can assign attendees to take charge of each form.

Project Charter and Outline Presentation

PREMIUM presentation
by Rebecca Houghton

The project charter is used to set expectations around a project at kickoff. Use this presentation template for kick-off meetings to ensure that all of your stakeholders and sponsors are in agreement on the key project principles. This also gives you an opportunity as the PM to set expectations that if things in this charter are changed after initial agreement, then the project scope, timelines and resources may also need to change.

Learn From Others

Overview of Information Security for New and Non-IT Project Managers

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by Rubaiyyaat Aakbar

Information security is all about protection of information and its critical elements (confidentiality, integrity and availability), including the systems and process that use, store and transmit that information. When it comes to information security, what exactly does it mean to us as project managers? This author helps you put the right procedures in place.

Task Oversight: Finding the Right Balance

by Andy Jordan

One of the areas most likely to cause problems on projects is the monitoring and tracking of work. As a new project manager, how do you know how much is too much when it comes to task management?

Topic Teasers Vol. 113: Will There Be Jobs Tomorrow?

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: I am the proud parent of twins who are headed for college. They haven’t picked a major, but I’m hesitant to suggest project management. It seems that with the current business environment, we are losing production facilities and even technical services to other places in the world at a rapid pace. Will there be a need for project managers by the time my kids graduate, and will there still be a place for me?

Believe in Yourself

by Andy Jordan

Inexperienced project managers tend to seek out a lot of advice and guidance. But sometimes, the best person to ask is yourself.

Certification Proliferation...and Confusion

by Mike Griffiths

Project management credentials have proliferated. This creates problems for project management professionals and hiring managers alike. How can they compare or rank one over another? And what does this mean for our future development?

Back to School

by Bruce Garrod

There are endless options and considerations when choosing how to ensure ongoing personal development. But if you stand still and depend on past education and current experience, you're unlikely to realize your full career potential.

Fact or Fiction?

by Andy Jordan

Just because someone says something doesn’t make it true. As a project manager, you will be told a lot of things. The secret to success is often separating fact from fiction.

Managing Without Authority…or Experience

by Andy Jordan

Project management is often referred to as management without authority. How do you succeed when you also don’t have any experience?

The Reluctant Team Member

by Andy Jordan

Not everyone welcomes the opportunity to work on a project, but a project manager can’t afford to carry a disruptive influence. How do you turn reluctance into engagement?

Hybrid Is Not the New Agile! (Korean Translation)

by Andy Jordan

프로젝트 관리는 확실히 그 경향을 좋아합니다. 최근 하이브리드는 모든 것을 바꿀 수있는 유망한 새로운 유행이되었습니다. 전에 들었던 것 같은데 ...

Hybrid PM: The Organic Option

by Michael Wood

It's important to have a common language in project management. The rub comes when we get so preoccupied with labeling that our focus gets misdirected—we begin to concentrate on form rather than function.

Hybrid Is Not the New Agile!

by Andy Jordan

Project management sure loves its trends. Recently, hybrid has become the hot new fad promising to change everything. Seems like we’ve heard that before…

The Project Manager as Translator

by Andy Jordan

One of the most important roles a project manager plays is to act as translator between different project areas. Here’s how to become multilingual.

Why Conflict Can Be a Good Thing

by Andy Jordan

New project managers are rarely comfortable with conflict on their teams. But managed effectively, conflict can be healthy.

The PM of Tomorrow: Everything Old Is New Again

by Bruce Garrod

In environments where individuals and teams are recognized to be only as good as their most recent performance, the focus seems ever more about “get it done…and get on to the next one.” But if we don’t remember the mistakes of the past, are we doomed to repeat them?


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